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Dennis Eldon Farris - 8/7/2015

Dennis Eldon Farris

Dennis Eldon Farris, age 72, of Iuka, IL, passed away at 4:52pm,  Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at his daughter's home in Iuka, IL. He was employed by Publix at a stockman and he served in the United States Army. He was a Veteran of the Vietnam War.

A funeral service for Dennis Eldon Farris will be at 11 Friday morning, August 7th, at J. W. Neal Funeral Home. Interment will be in Tolliver Cemetery in Louisville, IL.  Visitation will be from 10 to 11 am on Friday August 7th, 2015. .  Military rites will be accorded by the Louisville American Legion. Memorial donations may be made to the Donor's Choice and will be received at the funeral home. Please visit www.jwnealfuneralhome.net to leave memorial tributes, condolences or to light a candle.

Dennis is survived by daughter, Denise Farris of Iuka, IL; and three grand children, Kailey Schmitz, Cheyenne Speagle and Lianna Golf all of Iuka, IL.

Dennis was born Tuesday, October 27, 1942 in Iuka, IL, the son of the late Augusta Farris and the late Fara (Dillard) Farris. He married Leona Farris on October 24, 1970 and she preceded him in death on February 27, 2009.  He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Leona, brother Bob McKnight, and sisters Wanda Hall, Roberta Vaughn and Freda Collins.

Marilyn A. Patterson - 8/5/2015

Marilyn A. Patterson

Marilyn A. Patterson, age 74, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away Thursday, July 30th, 2015 at White Oak Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Mount Vernon. Marilyn was a member of West Long Prairie Christian Church. She worked for Illinois Bell for 34 years as an operator and in customer service. She later drove a School Bus for Beck Bus Company and for Sherman Bus Company.

Funeral Services for Marilyn Patterson will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at the Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, with James McKinzie presiding.  Internment at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn.  Visitation will be from five to eight Tuesday at the Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.  For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Patterson Family. Please make checks payable to "Allen Patterson", these will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to the Hughley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, IL 62864.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for further information and to send condolences. 

Marilyn Patterson is survived by her son Allen Patterson and wife Melissa of Woodlawn, Illinois. 3 Grandchildren; Matt Patterson and wife Rebecca of Woodlawn, IL, Marc Patterson of Dix, IL, Morgan Patterson of Mascoutah, IL. Brother; Jack Hamilton and wife Regina of Mount Vernon, IL. Sister; Donna Smith of Newman, IL. along with several nieces and nephews.

Marilyn was born on August 31st,1940 in Vandalia, Illinois, the daughter of Darrell and Verna (Crotser) Hamilton. She married Harold D. Patterson on September 20th, 1959 in Vandalia, Illinois and he preceded her in death on November 4th, 2010. She was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers; Bill Hamilton, Bob Hamilton, and Gene Hamilton, and one sister Charlotte Cosselman.

Mary Diss - 8/4/2015

Mary Diss

Mary Diss, age 90, of Salem, died Thursday, July 30th, at Doctors Nursing and Rehabilitation in Salem.  She worked at fabric shops for several years and also worked at Brown Shoe Factory.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Funeral services for Mary Diss will be held at 10:30 Tuesday morning at the Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home in Salem, with Denise Burke presiding.  Burial in the Paradise Cemetery in Salem.  Visitation will be from five to seven Monday evening at the Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home in Salem.  Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Church or the Donor's Choice.  

Mary Diss is survived by daughter: Karen Braden of Salem; granddaughter:  Sheri Johnson of Aliso Biejo, California; two sisters: Inez Douthitt and husband Clifford of Texas; Hilda Powell of Mt. Vernon; and great grandchildren:  Grace Michael Boyles of Gilbert, Arizona; Kelsi, Kory, Kolton, Kaden, and Kierra Johnson all of Aliso Biejo, California.

Mary Diss was born on October 19th, 1924 in Omega the daughter of Chesley Paul See and Huldah (Marlow) See.  She married Charles D. Diss on October 16th, 1948 in Salem.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson Charles Michael Boyles; five brothers:  Merle, Verle, Earl, Virgil and Leroy and three sisters:  Elsie Rose, Ella Mae Knuf and Zelpha Jones.   

Bill F. Jackson - 8/3/2015

Bill F. Jackson, age 89, of Odin, died Friday, July 31st, 2015 at Carlyle Healthcare Center in Carlyle.  He was employed at Central City Lumber for 47 years and served as a long time manager.  Bill was a World War II Veteran and a 1st Sergeant in the Army.  He was also a past Sunday School teacher, Odin School Board Member, Odin Township Board Member, and Little League Baseball Coach.  Bill attended the Odin United Methodist Church.

Graveside funeral Services for Bill Jackson will be held at 10 Monday morning, August 3rd, at Peaceful Valley Cemetery, with Claude Howell officiating.  There will be no visitation.  The Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home in Salem is in charge of arrangements. 

Bill Jackson is survived by two sons:  William Andrew Jackson of Odin and Rick Jackson and wife Connie of Odin; one sister: Jeannine 'Toots' Bundy of Odin; 1 granddaughter:  Jennifer Hunzicker and husband Mark; three great grandchildren:  Haley, Tray, and Sydney Hunzicker all of Salem; as well as by several nieces and nephews.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the ALS Society and may be left at the Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home in Salem.  

Bill Jackson was born on August 10th, 1925 in Odin to Horace and Goldie (Gibbs) Jackson.  He married Mildred Elinor Long on May 16th, 1948 in Salem.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, three brothers:  Newton, Frances, 'Dempsey' and Forrest 'Jack', and sister: Agnes McHaney.


Thadeus Theodore Kabala - 8/3/2015

Thadeus Theodore Kabala

Theodore “Ted” Kabala, 96 of Chicago passed away February 27th, 2015 at Golden Years Retirement Home in Lyons, IL.  The family moved from Pennsylvania to Chicago and then to Centralia when he and his brother were young boys. He went to school here in Centralia until he joined the Army in WWII. He enlisted December 6, 1941 to November 30, 1945. He was a Staff Sergeant Squadron G 1503rd AAF Base Radio Operator Mechanic. He received Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 3 bronze stars.  Mr. Kabala moved to Chicago when he was discharged from the Army. He went to work at the downtown Chicago United Post Office and he also drove a taxi-cab at night.

Per his request, Mr. Kabala was cremated and Graveside Services will be held Monday, August 3, 2015 at 12:01 P.M. at the Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia. Military Honors will be accorded at the gravesite accorded by the V.F.W. Post 2055 and the American Legion Post 446. Hillcrest Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Centralia, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.hillcrest1921.com

Theodore 'Ted' Kabala is survived by his sister, Lorrie Kabala of Northridge, CA; two nieces: Judith Beadle and husband Ronnie of Centralia and Vickie Joette Stewart and husband Darrell of Mellorne, FL; one great niece, Rhonda Wright and husband Darren of Centralia; a great nephew, Jeremy Stewart; two great-great nephews: Nicholas and Matthew Wright both of Centralia.

Theodore 'Ted' Kabala was born July 22, 1918 in Marquerite, Pennsylvania, son of Joseph and Victoria (Stasik) Kabala. He never married.   He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Ed Kabala and his wife Margie, and a great nephew, Danny Beadle.

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